Brewton, an agri-science teacher at Forest High School, was put on paid leave Tuesday after he was accused of killing the animals because they killed a chicken that his students were raising at the school, the web site's report said.
Marion County Public School spokesman Kevin Christian said it is investigating the incident, describing the teacher's behaviour as "appalling". He also explained that the raccoons were drowned because those had killed many chickens, which were raised by the students and staff members in a shed behind the school.
Video filmed by a student at Forest High School in Ocala, obtained by local outlet WFTV, shows other students filling a large bin with water and lowering a raccoon inside a metal wire cage, later keeping it submerged.
Pictures and video taken by the student show a raccoon in a metal trap, which the teacher and students lifted into a garbage bin while it filled up with hose water, WKMG reported.
A high school freshman, bothered by the activity, made the choice to record the horrific display with his cell phone. Animals "must be released legally or euthanized humanely within 24 hours of capture or trap inspection", according to the agency.
Colorado Springs police had to be called to Sierra High School Wednesday after a teacher was knocked to the ground and assaulted by an 18-year-old student who wanted to get a jacket from another student. It made me sick to my stomach.
She claims the raccoons were held down with metal rods when they tried to come up for air.
It's not illegal to kill so-called "nuisance animals" in Florida, but some of the students were horrified and there didn't appear to be any scientific lesson in the killings, aside from just watching animals die.
"The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is looking into an incident that occurred at Forest High School in Marion County involving a raccoon".
A Florida teacher was placed on administrative leave after school officials were told he had students help him drown wild raccoons during class.
'We would like to say that we are 100 percent behind our adviser and everything he does for our children/students, ' the statement, posted on Facebook, reads.
The chapter also criticized coverage of the incident, saying the media will "escalate" the situation "to lengths that are unnecessary".
'We must focus on all of the extremely positive and life changing things that this man has done for people'. "Mr. Brewton was one of the greatest men I know and I looked up to him and I will aways look up to him he is a great man". They are very destructive and risky.